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'O'Gara, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Stringer - I looked up to those guys'
Born and bred in France, new Munster signing Antoine Frisch is also Irish-qualified.
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PSG sign Italy star Gianluigi Donnarumma on five-year deal
The 22-year-old goalkeeper was named Player of the Tournament after helping Italy win Euro 2020.
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Brazilian midfielder departs Barcelona after 14 years to make last-minute switch to PSG
Rafinha, who is the younger brother of Liverpool’s recent signing Thiago Alcantara, agreed a three-year deal in the early hours of this morning.
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Patrick Vieira's Nice sign Irish striker Deji Sotona from Manchester United
The 17-year-old rejected the Premier League club’s offer of a professional deal in favour of a move to France.
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The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.
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Leeds recruit French striker from Bundesliga leaders Leipzig to boost promotion bid
He scored 20 goals in 67 appearances for Leipzig before joining Monaco on loan at the start of this season.
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Toulon complete double swoop for Etzebeth and Milner-Skudder
The pair will join the French outfit following the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain
The Argentina boss played for Clermont during Schmidt’s time as attack coach at the Top 14 club.
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Everton announce €25 million deal for French international Digne from Barca
The left-back was on standby for France’s World Cup squad, having previously been capped 21 times.
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Gus Poyet back in management after landing Ligue 1 role
The former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder departed Shanghai Shenhua midway through 2017.
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Édouard Philippe: France's little-known new prime minister
One anonymous insider described Philippe as “intelligent, lively and at times a bit crazy”.
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MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe
Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”
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Bonjour à tous! Nicolas Sarkozy joins Twitter
The French president has already racked up over 30,000 followers in just a few hours.
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Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors
The new scheme will entice people from certain countries, who teach English as a foreign language, to live and work in Ireland.